Dr. Iapadre, Lelio

Associate Research Fellow
Biographical Statement 

P. Lelio Iapadre is an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS. He is Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of L’Aquila, where he is University Delegate for Strategic Planning and Local Development. He obtained a PhD in Economics at the University of Rome “Sapienza” and studied Economics of European Integration at the London School of Economics.

He is Faculty Member in the PhD School in Economics and Finance, University of Rome “Sapienza”. He is Member of the Centre for Economic and Social Research “Manlio Rossi-Doria”, Centre of Excellence, Roma Tre University and Corresponding Member of the Turin Centre on Emerging Economies, Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin.

He has taught at the University of Rome “Sapienza” and at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Bologna Center and in the LUISS Summer School on International Trade: Law and Economics.

He is member of the Italian delegation in the OECD Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Working Party on Industry Analysis) and in the OECD Trade Committee.
He is the scientific editor of the Italian Trade Agency’s annual report “Italy in the International Economy”.

He served as chief economist in the National Institute of Foreign Trade (ICE) and as an advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Trade. He also acted as a consultant for Istat,  Svimez, the Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies and several international institutions, including the European Commission, OECD, UNCTAD, UNIDO, and the World Bank Institute.

His research interests concern several aspects of international economic integration, including trade and industrial organization, with particular reference to the relationship between globalization, innovation and local development.

He is the author/editor of several books and reports, including: Cultural Diversity and International Economic Integration: the Global Governance of the Audiovisual Sector (with P. Guerrieri and G. Koopmann), Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2005; The Regional Integration Manual: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (with P. De Lombaerde, R. Flores and M. Schulz), Routledge, Abingdon, 2011; The Global Governance of Knowledge Creation and Diffusion (with H. Hveem), Routledge, Abingdon, 2011; Policy Making after Disasters: Helping Regions Become Resilient – The case of Post-earthquake Abruzzo (with various co-authors), OECD Publishing, 2013; European Monitor of Reshoring – Annual Report 2016 (with various co-authors), Eurofound 2017; Progressive Lab for Sustainable Development, From vision to action (with various co-authors), FEPS, Solidar, Group of the progressive alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Brussels, 2017.

His articles were published in several academic journals, including Economia italiana, Growth & Change, Il Mulino, Intereconomics, International Advances in Economic Research, International Economics, International Journal of Technological Learning Innovation and Development, Journal of Cultural Economics, Journal of European Economic History, Journal of Industry Competition and Trade, Journal of Policy Modeling, World Economics.